Angiotensin II (Ang II) is a bioactive peptide that is related to cardiovascular disease such as atherosclerosis, whereas angiotensin-(1-7) (Ang-(1-7)) is a counter-regulator of angiotensin II, which protects against cardiovascular disease. Matrix metalloproteinase 8 (MMP-8) is thought to participate in plaque destabilization though degradation of extracellular matrix, improving the development of...
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